One dead in college campus shooting in US

Police are searching for the shooter
Police are searching for the shooter

One person has been killed in a shooting at a North Carolina community college that was locked down as authorities searched for a gunman.

"There have been shots fired on the campus of Wayne Community College," said Kim Best, spokeswoman for the city of Goldsboro, where the school is located. "There has been one fatality, and there is one shooter."

The gunman was not in custody, she said. She would not say whether the man was still on campus.

Wayne County assistant operations manager Daniel Wiggins said 911 emergency dispatch services received a call at about 8am concerning an active shooter on campus.

Authorities were searching for a white male with a goatee and a tattoo over his eye. Mr Wiggins says he does not know what type of firearm is involved.

Nearby, the private Wayne County Day School - with about 300 students - was also on lockdown, said Melissa Watkins, a volunteer parent receptionist at the school.

"We saw 10 to 11 cruisers go by all at once," she said. "We knew something was going on; we just didn't know what or where."